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Table 2 The relationships among the non-invasive methods for the detection of vascular aging

From: Effects of metabolic syndrome on aortic pulse wave velocity

Variable FRS PWVaor Right mean IMT
Coefficient p-value Coefficient p-value Coefficient p-value
FRS - - 0.31 0.03 0.44 <0.01
Ankle-brachial index 0.01 0.95 0.27 0.07 0.13 0.37
PWVaor (m/sec) 0.31 0.03 - - 0.27 0.11
PWVarm (m/sec) 0.08 0.61 0.67 <0.01 0.11 0.45
PWVleg (m/sec) 0.14 0.36 0.18 0.22 0.08 0.60
Augmentation index (%) 0.23 0.14 −0.08 0.61 0.32 0.04
Subendocardial viability ratio (%) −0.02 0.91 −0.11 0.48 0.17 0.28
Ejection duration (ms) −0.15 0.34 0.13 0.43 −0.08 0.64
Right mean IMT (mm) 0.44 <0.01 0.24 0.11 - -
Left mean IMT (mm) 0.45 <0.01 0.26 0.09 0.71 <0.01
  1. FRS Framingham risk score, PWVaor pulse wave velocity of the aorta, IMT intima-media thickness, PWVarm pulse wave velocity of the arm, PWVleg pulse wave velocity of the leg